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Culture of China: Pottery and Porcelain

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Product: Pottery and Porcelain
Author: Li Zhiyan and Cheng Qinhua
Language: English
Published by Foreign Languages Press, 2002
Paperback, 7.5 x 6.625 inches, 102 pages
ISBN: 7119030620 9787119030623

China, a country with one of the most ancient civilizations in the world, has a time-honored history of producing pottery and porcelain. Pottery wares dating back more than 10,000 years have been discovered at Nanzhuangtou in Xushui County, Hebei Province, and shards of pottery dating back 11,000 years have been unearthed at the site known as the Immortal's Cave on Mount Huifeng, Lishui County, Jiangsu Province. Porcelain is one of China's most important ancient inventions.

Printed on color art paper, the album with explanatory captions displays China's outstanding achievements in the production of pottery and porcelain. Chapters include "Pottery - A Bright Pearl of Remote Antiquity," "Porcelain - An Important Chinese Invention," "Development - Pottery and Porcelain of the Sui and Tang Dynasties," "Prosperity - Pottery and Porcelain of the Song and Yuan Dynasties," "Great Prosperity - Pottery and Porcelain of the Ming and Qing Dynasties."

This book also features three special appendices on: "How to Distinguish Genuine Pottery and Porcelain from Reproductions," "A Map of Principle Kilns of Chinese Dynasties," and a "Chronological History of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain."

The "Culture of China" Series:
The “Culture of China?Series introduces various aspects of Chinese art and culture. All titles in the series have nice text with color photos and chronologies. All books are well-designed, formatted, and printed on high quality glossy paper, both beautiful and educational.
All titles in the series: Traditional Painting ; Land of Silk ; Ancient Sculpture ; Fascinating Stage Arts ; Folk Genre Paintings ; Pottery and Porcelain ; Rare Wild Animals ; Taoism ; Traditional Chinese Residences ; Ancient Chinese Architecture ; Art of Chinese Pavilions ; Chinese Archeology ; Famous Mountains and Rivers ; Folk Handicrafts ; Southwestern Silk Road ; Traditional Chinese Costumes ; West China Panorama ; World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites ; China's Ethnic Minorities ; Classical Chinese Gardens ; Museums: Treasure Houses of History...

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